Fundraising at Sarum St Paul's School
At Sarum St Paul's we are really proud of the work we do for local, national and international charities. Each term we have supported something different either because it has directly affected our school community or because there is a national crisis or need for funds.
We have supported the following charities:
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People - £250
Hearing Dogs for the Deaf cake sale - £25
Wear Pink! Cancer Research - £300
Salisbury Foodbank at Harvest = 90kg
Salisbury Foodbank at Christmas = 290kg and £41
Salisbury Foodbank at Easter = 2 big bags of chocolate eggs
Trussel Trust - 32 shoeboxes collected
Poppy Appeal - £100
KS1 play equipment = £1200
Poppy Appeal - £100
Children in Need - £500
MacMillan Cancer Support - £250
Salisbury Hospice - £100
Alabare soup kitchen - £45
Red Nose Day - £421
Alabare Christmas collection - £310
Children in Need - £522
Trussell Trust - 32 shoeboxes collected
Macmillan Cancer Support - £381
The Children's Society - £55
Charlie Waller Memorial Trust - £500
Macmillan Cancer Support - £422.10
Children in Need - £530
Save the Children - £200
Sport Relief - £186
Trussell Trust - 52 shoeboxes collected
Stroke Awareness - £192
Red Nose Day - £415
We raised over £1000 to purchase a community defibrillator.
Our School Charity
Following a suggestion made by one of our pupils in 2018, we have chosen a different charity to support each year. We thought it was a great idea of his to work with a charity over an academic year.
In 2022/23 we will be supporting Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
We took part in a whole school non-uniform day and a sponsored dog walk. We raised nearly £250!
Previous school charities
In 2021/22 we supported Salisbury's Foodbank. The foodbank is part of The Trussell Trusts’ network of 428 foodbanks, working to tackle food poverty and hunger in our local communities, as well as across the UK. Home - Salisbury Foodbank
How did we support the Foodbank?
We held a Harvest, Christmas and Easter appeal. At Harvest we donated 90kg of food, at Christmas 290kg of food, £41 and 32 shoeboxes collected and at Easter two bags of chocolate eggs! Our pupils visited the Foodbank to help sort and organise hampers and learned more about how the charity supports those in need.
In 2019/20 we supported Alabare, a local Christian charity that supports vulnerable, homeless and marginalised people. Alabare help them transform their lives, providing accommodation and helping them gain the skills, confidence and opportunities to live a fulfilled life. For more information visit: https://www.alabare.co.uk/
How did we support Alabare?
- Our Harvest appeal was donated to Alabare. We collected a huge amount of food and presented it to Laura, their Community Engagement Officer, at our Harvest festival.
- We had a collection at all of our Christmas events and have donated this to Alabare... we raised £310!!
- Laura and Roofus from Alabare delivered an assembly about their charity and who/how they support in our local area. School Council pupils are now planning some sponsored events.
- More than 200 people slept overnight in the grounds of Salisbury Cathedral - to raise awareness of the plight of the homeless in the city. The annual 'big sleep' has been held for more than a decade - this year one of our parents, Mrs Peska, braved the cold!
In 2018/19 our School Council raised over £1000 for a school defibrillator. It is on the wall outside our school office and is available for the wider community if any one was to suffer from a cardiac arrest.